For information on individual research visits see our Research page.

Group visits to HAT

The History of Advertising Trust is located at the Raveningham Centre, a range of Victorian farm buildings that have undergone sympathetic conversion into commercial units.  Visitors are welcome to browse through the various outlets which offer, for example, antiques, rugs, arts, gifts and crafts.

We greatly welcome group visits to the History of Advertising Trust where we offer a tailored interest, behind the scenes, archive tour with our knowledgeable archive staff in addition to an illustrated talk.  

Your group will enjoy a unique insight into the history of advertising and the stories behind the nation’s favourite brand names.
Choose from a number of talks including:

•    History of Advertising Trust – The Trust and its Collections
•    Art and Advertising
•    The JWT Archive and Advertising Agency History
•    A Brave New World: Advertising in the 1950s
•    The Butlin's Archive
•    The Heinz Archive
•    Building a Brand: The Hovis Archive

HAT is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Please Note:

Admission charge: £12.00 inc VAT per person 
Minimum booking fee:  £120.00 inc VAT

Maximum number in group - 20

Bookings must be made at least four weeks prior to intended date of visit

Visits to the archive last approximately two hours.  

Groups can arrange visits (AM)  10:30 – 12:30 or (PM) 2:00 – 4:00pm


The Ravenous Cafe located at the Raveningham Centre serves refreshments and light lunches.

The cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

Groups are advised to pre-order via HAT.


Why not combine your visit to the History of Advertising Trust with a visit to the Raveningham Estate and Gardens?  Please see  for further details.


12 The Raveningham Centre
Norwich, Norfolk
NR14 6NU

There is ample free parking for cars and coaches at the Raveningham Centre.

The nearest train station is Beccles, approximately 4 miles away on the London to Lowestoft line via Ipswich.

For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact or call 01508 548623

More details on arranging a visit here

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